Falling Short

January 27, 2017

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Study spotlights critical child care shortage in Fort Dodge

January 22, 2017

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Linking Families And Communities Is Partnering With Child Care Resource & Referral Of Northwest Iowa To Offer Start Up Funds For New Child Care Providers.

January 10, 2017

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Community Sponsorship In Fort Dodge, Iowa Makes The 4th Annual Linking Families And Communities KIDZMANIA 2016 Possible Each Year

October 10, 2016

KIDZMANIA 2016 is a fun family adventure that brings the entire community together and the opportunity to learn more about resources that support a healthy family. Sponsorships from area businesses and organizations assist Linking Families and Communities to make the annual event possible.

“A number of volunteers are on hand during the event that make this day a success,” adds Elizabeth. “It is a village that comes […]


Linking Families And Communities Has Contracted With First Children’s Finance To Complete Child Care Feasibility Study For Fort Dodge, Iowa

May 27, 2016

Child care has long been a concern for young families in the Fort Dodge area. Upcoming regulations are anticipated to impact the already low number of caregivers prompting Linking Families and Communities, along with other area partners, to fund a child care feasibility study.

Child Care is in short supply more now than ever. Linking Families and Communities anticipates this short fall to increase in the fall […]


Child Care Study

April 18, 2016

Linking Families and Communities, with assistance from First Children’s Finance, is studying the child care demand and supply in the Fort Dodge area– and we need your help! Part of our assessment is a survey to gain feedback from employers in Fort Dodge.

This brief survey can be accessed from Monday, April 18, 2016 through Friday, April 29, 2016 by using this link:


Linking Families And Communities Releases 2016 Updates On Services Provided For Calhoun, Pocahontas And Webster Counties In Iowa.

January 20, 2016